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Diesel cars defy ‘demonisation’ with steady price rises – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

While prices and interest in diesel cars are holding up, the report did find that motorists have been left “confused”by the increasing controversy around diesel. This has been compounded by the Government announcement that by 2040 sales of new cars with diesel or petrol engines will be banned, and drivers said they are now finding buying a car “more challenging”. “This sustained debate on fuel is a by-product of a…

An ex-Googler says flying cars are ‘completely crazy’ — and they’re 3 years away from becoming the next hot thing – Markets Insider

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Kitty Hawk Flyer. Kitty Hawk Flying cars are poised to replace self-driving cars as the hot thing in the next three years according to ex-Googler and Kitty Hawk founder Sebastian Thrun.  During his appearance at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Thrun, who is sometimes referred to as the godfather of the self-driving car, explained why he believes personal air travel will become an everyday occurrence…

Diesel cars defy ‘demonisation’ with steady price rises – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

While prices and interest in diesel cars are holding up, the report did find that motorists have been left “confused”by the increasing controversy around diesel. This has been compounded by the Government announcement that by 2040 sales of new cars with diesel or petrol engines will be banned, and drivers said they are now finding buying a car “more challenging”. “This sustained debate on fuel is a by-product of a…

Aston Martin CEO calls for Brexit clarity within six months – The Independent

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Aston Martin wants some clarity on the UK government’s Brexit negotiations within six months as the luxury sports-car maker seeks to avoid trade tariffs. The car manufacturer, whose cars feature in James Bond films, also wants an indication of how the industry will recruit skilled labour after the UK exits the European Union, chief executive Andy Palmer said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Singapore. “We understand there has to…

2018 Acura MDX offers better infotainment, flashier colors – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In the years following a major refresh, automakers don’t usually add a whole bunch of new kit to a car. But the 2018 Acura MDX, one year past its last refresh, didn’t get that memo. To start, the 2018 MDX gets your standard year-over-year update — paint. Basque Red will be available on base and Technology trims, while San Marino Red will be offered on the Advance trim. Why does…

Aston Martin CEO calls for Brexit clarity within six months | The … – The Independent

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Aston Martin wants some clarity on the UK government’s Brexit negotiations within six months as the luxury sports-car maker seeks to avoid trade tariffs. The car manufacturer, whose cars feature in James Bond films, also wants an indication of how the industry will recruit skilled labour after the UK exits the European Union, chief executive Andy Palmer said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Singapore. “We understand there has to…

Why switching to fully electric cars will take time – BBC News – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toyota blazed a trail in hybrid car design with its Prius Are electric cars really about to take over from the old-fashioned internal combustion engine? Judging by some of the headlines we’ve seen recently, you could be forgiven for thinking petrol and diesel engines were about to be consigned to the scrap heap. Yet the reality is rather different. There is no question that…

Electric vehicles: India is about to embark on the most ambitious … – Quartz

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

India is shifting gears. The world’s fifth-largest auto market is readying for a stupendous transformation: moving completely towards electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. This is part of the Narendra Modi government’s vision to helm a renewable-energy revolution in the country. It reckons that the automobile sector’s massive conversion will cut its oil bill by some $60 billion, reduce emissions by 37%, and curb the burgeoning demand for road infrastructure over…

This investor is short Tesla, long BMW – here’s why – CNBC

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

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Short on Tesla, long on BMW – one investor’s electric car trades – CNBC

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

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Audi takes lead in automated driving, but others wary to follow – Reuters

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology. At the Frankfurt car show, Audi paraded the A8 which can drive itself under certain conditions, decide when to change lanes and does not require drivers to monitor the road – though they must be ready…

Ithaca Hits the Road With Electric Vehicles – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Electric vehicles are no longer the car of the future — they drive among us. Ithaca joined 264 cities worldwide to bring awareness to sustainable alternatives in the automotive industry on Saturday as part of the National Energy Drive Week. Twenty-four different electric cars were registered for this weekend’s events, ranging from a Tesla Model S to a Chevrolet Volt. Residents of all ages made their way through Press Bay’s…

Diesel cars are ‘more polluting’ than thought, study finds – Financial Times

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

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Marc Leishman breaks tournament record, eyes FedEx Cup title – ESPN

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The clutch shots down the stretch in the BMW Championship belonged to everyone except the winner. Marc Leishman didn’t really need them. Staked to a five-shot lead and determined to not let another FedEx Cup playoff event get away from him, Leishman never gave anyone much of a chance Sunday at Conway Farms. When Justin Rose made a…

Great drives: Aston Martin DB11 on the trail of scandal at Cliveden House – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

The evening before, I had imbibed a  cocktail in the velvety Soho cellar where adulterous MP John Profumo used to squire good-time girl Christine Keeler, back when it was called The Pinstripe Club. Now it’s called Disrepute, a nod to the scandals that took place there.  The drinks menu alludes to this celebrity haunt’s naughty past: “He had dined late with his wife. She had grown accustomed to ending their…

Diesel cars are ‘more polluting’ than thought, study finds – Financial Times

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

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Audi Sport’s RS3 and TT-RS: The same engine but very different cars – Ars Technica

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

reader comments 35 We usually pay for our own travel expenses, but in this case Audi provided flights to New York City and two nights’ accommodation. While we have paused all sponsored travel opportunities at this time, this event took place in July before that moratorium began. SALISBURY, Conn.—Success on the racetrack doesn’t sell cars like it used to. That said, plenty of car companies still go racing. And it’s…

Marc Leishman wins BMW Championship, sets tournament record at 23 under – USA TODAY

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Marc Leishman poses for a family photo after winning the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club on Sept. 17.(Photo: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports) LAKE FOREST, Ill. — For years Marc Leishman flew under the radar as he took to golf courses across the world, an unassuming, pleasant fellow who rarely was recognized in public and always considered himself an underdog. “Who is this bloke?” he often heard…

BMW’s German chairman warns car firm’s new electric Mini might NOT be built in UK without post-Brexit free trade deal – Daily Mail

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

BMW chairman Harald Kruger has called for a pragmatic Brexit resolution  He warned in the event of tariffs on cars the new Mini could be built in Europe The company said the new electric Mini would be built in an Oxford factory Parts for the new car would be imported from the firm’s German factory   By Darren Boyle for MailOnline Published: 12:15 EDT, 17 September 2017 | Updated: 20:39…

Audi Sport’s RS3 and TT-RS: The same engine but very different cars – Ars Technica

Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017

reader comments 18 We usually pay for our own travel expenses, but in this case Audi provided flights to New York City and two nights’ accommodation. While we have paused all sponsored travel opportunities at this time, this event took place in July before that moratorium began. SALISBURY, Conn.—Success on the racetrack doesn’t sell cars like it used to. That said, plenty of car companies still go racing. And it’s…